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Great Expectations Childbirth Education Program

Tile-Great-ExpectationsGreat Expectations is a free childbirth education program at Johnson Memorial Hospital, held quarterly in the 1125S Building (Surgery Center lobby located on south side of hospital).

This FREE Saturday morning program is packed with opportunities to interact with women and children health providers.

  • Moms to be and a guest can attend
  • Choose a session that best fits your pregnancy stage
  • Receive a guest bag filled with great giveaways
  • Interact with providers with a chance to win prizes
  • Have a chance to win a $50 Buy Buy Baby gift card
  • Enjoy healthy refreshments

Two sessions are designed for pregnant women to learn about every important stage of her pregnancy; from the moment the pregnancy is realized through the final weeks of pregnancy and beyond.

Pregnancy Session (recommended for up to Week 28 of your pregnancy):
(Note:  this session will not be available for the August 22 event)

  • Know the benefits of breastfeeding and learn nutrition information for pregnant and new mom.
  • Energize with exercise and learn comfort tips
  • Know the hazards to avoid during pregnancy and warning signs of complications
  • Learn more about managing stress and anxiety
  • Learn about contraception choices
  • Hear from car seat safety experts

Labor, Delivery and Newborn Session (recommended for Week 29 and beyond)

  • Know what to expect during labor and delivery, tour labor and delivery rooms, learn about epidural anesthesia
  • A lactation consultant will share breastfeeding education techniques
  • Hear expert advice about infant care, car seat safety, safe sleep for babies
  • Be informed about choosing a pediatrician before your baby arrives

2020 Program Dates

August 22 - This session has been altered to assure safety due to COVID-19 and only the Labor, Delivery and Newborn session will be offered. Registration is limited to 13 moms-to-be and a guest.

  • Registrants exceeding 13 will be placed on a waiting list.
  • Only 1 guest with mom-to-be.
  • No children allowed at event.
  • Masks required and social distancing will be maintained during the class.
  • No tours or vending fair at this time.
November 14


7:30 am - 8 am - Registration. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival. 

8 am - 11 am - Class portion 

Pregnant women and a guest are invited to attend. Schedule early in your pregnancy and attend Great Expectations twice; the first date for the Pregnancy Session and at the next quarterly program attend the Labor, Delivery and Newborn Session.

Register for JMH Great Expectations in Franklin, Indiana